If you’ve had access to a TV or computer this past month, then you’ve probably heard about the latest flash from the past, Pokémon GO. The game, which was released earlier this month, has quickly become a phenomenon, with players of all ages racing to catch ‘em all. And while the game has been associated with a lot of positive outcomes, like getting people to be active and engaged in their community, certain safety concerns have also been raised. Don’t get burned by a Charizard — or one of these safety hazards while playing: Be aware of the cyber implications.
It’s time to pull out the bathing suits and sunblock — summer officially starts on June 20th! Living along the South Coast and in Rhode Island, we’re lucky to have so many amazing beaches within driving distance, making it easy to turn any day into a beach day! As your personal insurance experts, HIG’s goal is to help ensure that your summer is safe and full of fun, which is why we’ve put together some important water safety tips to keep in mind before hitting the beach. Water Safety for Kids Parents should pay special attention to their children when visiting the
The weather’s warming, trees are in bloom, and the road is calling your name. It’s May — happy National Motorcycle Safety Month! Before you hit the open road, it’s important to be prepared. We’ve put together some vital safety tips for motorcycle drivers to keep in mind: Dress for Success In Massachusetts, both motorcycle drivers and passengers are required by law to wear helmets. And while motorcycle helmet laws differ from state to state, smart riders know that you should always wear one. But with so many helmets on the market, it can be hard to choose the right one.
The balmy December temperatures may have given you hope, but don’t let them fool you—the snow is coming. It’s important that you brush up on the basics of winter driving now, before the snow hits. We’ve made it easy for you by compiling the five essentials of safe winter driving. Snow Tires If you live in New England, you need snow tires. All season tires are a compromise of the best assets of each type of tire—while they are better than a standard road tire, only a snow tire is designed to excel in winter conditions for more than three
The holiday season in New England is a beautiful and festive time of year. From Christmas trees to holiday lights to family gatherings, you’ll always notice more smiles around the holidays! But there are also some safety hazards that come with food, travel, and trimmings. Decorate safely and keep your holidays merry and bright with these five holiday safety tips. Avoid The Gift of Food Poisoning Few things can mar a festive family dinner more than a bout of food poisoning! Keep your cooking top notch with these guidelines from U.S. Department of Health and Food Services: Do not wash
Severe weather can strike at any time–as we saw a few weeks ago when golf ball sized hail took Massachusetts by storm in the middle of summer. If you’ve experienced a hailstorm you know that these small balls of ice are much more dangerous than they look. The rare form of precipitation is also the most dangerous, and even small sized hail can cause substantial damage to the unprepared car or home. The average hailstorm lasts about five minutes, but according to reports by the National Weather Service, hail causes upwards of a billion dollars worth of damage every year.